WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING
NEXT 24 HOURS (Issued at 1200 noon on 16thJanuary2019)
Windy condition is expected to strengthen to some extent over the Western, North-western, Eastern and South-eastern sea areas of the island in next few days (from today night).
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil.
Showers or thundershowers may occur at few places in the sea area off the coast extending from Kaluthara to Mathara via Galle in the evening or night.
Winds will be North-easterly and wind speed will be 30-40 kmph in the sea areas around the island.
The sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Balapitiya via Puttalam and Colombo, and the sea area off the coast extending from Matara to Trincomalee via Batticaloa can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph at times.
Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.
Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regards.